Tuesday, 04 June 2019 03:32

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish wins Faith Lens 2


Our Lady of Assumption parish in Malate, Manila won this year’s Faith Lens 2 competition.

“Ako si Genesis”, the official entry of the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Malate won the Best Video award in Faith Lens 2 held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the St. Scholastica’s College, Manila.

Faith Lens 2 is a film festival of the Commission on Social Communications of the Archdiocese of Manila in celebration of the 53rd World Communications Day. It is a follow-up of last year’s “Faith Lens”.

Faith Lens 2 is a one-minute video making contest that focuses on the theme for the Year of the Youth, “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered”.

Aside from winning the Best Video Award, “Ako si Genesis” also won the Best Relevance to the Theme, Best Doctrinal Soundness, and Best Poster award.

The film is about a young man named Genesis who believes that he can be the beginning of change amongst his fellow youth pressed by the different social issues that man created – an abuse to God’s own creation.

According to Geck Punzalan, Director of “Ako Si Genesis”, he wanted to inspire other young people to be like Genesis who believed that little things matter.

“Gusto naming imulat na ang mga simpleng bagay na ito ay maaring pagmulan ng pagbabago sa komunidad na kaniyang kinagagalawan. Sa mismong video, nais naming ipakita na ang isang kabataan, kahit pa siya ay nag-iisa lang, ay maari  maging simula ng pagbabago sa pamamagitan ng mga maliliit na bagay kagaya ng paghindi sa mga bagay na nkasasama,  mapag impok, magtapon ng maliliit na kalat at maging sandalan ng mga kaibigan,” Punzalan said.

Punzalan added that their inspiration to make the film was driven from their desire to encourage other young people to be of service for the Church.

“Sa totoo lang, mahirap maghikayat ngayon ng kabataan dahil andyan ang samut saring diskurso sa social media.  Kung kaya't isang malaking bagay ang Faith Lens upang sa pamamagitan ng maiiksing video, makita ng mga kabataan sa aming komunidad na ang paglilingkod sa simbahan ay hindi "boring" kundi isang  malaking avenue din upang mailabas at magamit ang mga talentong mayroon ang bawat isa para sa mga bagay na maaring magbigay luwalhati sa panagalan ng Ama,” Punzalan said.

The Best Video award, First Runner-Up, and Second Runner-Up received the corresponding amount of P10,000.00, P8,000.00,  and 5,000.00 respectively.

There were 9 parishes from the Archdiocese of Manila who joined the contest namely: Saint Anthony Shrine, Our Lady of La Paz Parish, San Roque de Manila Parish, San Roque Parish –Pasay, Santisima Trinidad Parish, Santuario del Santo Cristo Parish, Sacred of Jesus Parish – Mandaluyong, Our Lady of Fatima – Mandaluyong, and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

There were 3 parishes from the Diocese of Kalookan who joined namely: San Roque Cathedral, San Jose de Navotas Parish, and Holy Trinity Quasi-Parish.

More than 140 members of the Social Communications Ministry of the different parishes participated in the said event. It also marked the second SOCOM General Assembly for 2019.

Present during the occasion were Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio; Commissioner, Rev. Fr. Jojo Buenafe, Assistant Commissioner; and Second Assistant Commissioner, Rev. Fr. Roy Bellen.

Guest Speaker during the event was Ms. April Frances Ortigas of Areopagus Communications.

World Communications Day is celebrated on the Sunday before Pentecost which in 2019 falls on June 2, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. (Jheng M. Prado/RCAM-AOC)


Below is the list of winners who took home awards:


Best Video
AKO SI GENESIS
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Archdiocese of Manila

Best in Concept
AKO SI GENESIS
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Archdiocese of Manila

Best in Doctrinal Soundness
AKO SI GENESIS
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Archdiocese of Manila

Best in Poster Design
AKO SI GENESIS
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Archdiocese of Manila



Second best Video
UNPRODIGAL SON
Santuario del Santo Cristo Parish
Archdiocese of Manila

Best in Technical Concept
UNPRODIGAL SON
Santuario del Santo Cristo Parish
Archdiocese of Manila



Third Best Video
BALOTA
Santisima Trinidad Parish
Archdiocese of Manila

Best Relevance to the Theme Award
BALOTA
Santisima Trinidad Parish
Archdiocese of Manila


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